250 thoughts on “A Little Me Time

  1. … and you went away?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I can´t believe it! You were soooooo good!
    There is no way I or my brother would have gone away. Not to mention my kids.
    You did a brilliant job with the television light reflection!

    1. I have no idea what the littles are either but this is so adorable! When I was little girl, I’d throw tantrums if my mom didn’t wake me up early enough… so I could do precisely this- sit and watch tv all by myself.

  2. I’m probably showing my age but when I was a kid it was the Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck Show, with that old Road Runner and Coyote theme song: Road Runner, the Coyote’s after you. Road Runner, if he catches you you’re through!….Aaaah, memories. Our cartoons got usurped by my dad for westerns….UCK!

  3. A Gameboy just lying around on the floor!? That’s an expensive piece of kit to just have laying around!

  4. Everyone needs some ME time. The question is: How to make my husband leave during “What Not To Wear” when there is a slight chance that the makeover lady will strip to her underwear?

  5. Aw. Poor little broken heart. When one of my kids won’t play with the other, they get mad and stomp away or cry. They get so hurt! But they are together ALL the time. Who could blame someone for wanting some “me” time?

  6. Ha, I used to do the same thing. I used to set my alarm when I was little and wake up even before my dad (so about 5:30 a.m.). I would get ready and eat breakfast so I could watch cartoons. My brothers would wake up later and got so mad that I could watch cartoons and they couldn’t. Somewhere around my pre-teens though I turned into the ultimate anti-morning person. Maybe when I get really old I’ll find my morning person again.

    1. I’m sitting here, wrapped up in a rug and scarf (left the beanie at work) reading this great blog and all the wonderful comments. It is 6:40am. I can’t say I’ve outgrown the morning cartoons because we have a kid’s channel that goes all day.
      I had to find my morning person again. Set your alarm for a time before the sun gets up and put a really bright light by your bed. Turn the bright light on when the alarm goes of. After a couple of weeks, you’ll find yourself reading blogs and doing all kinds of stuff at 6:40am as well. But you have to go to bed earlier as well.
      PS: I’m the eldest sister of 5. My first real me time was one year when I was about 12. I didn’t go to the annual agriculture show with everyone else. I had the entire house to myself for the first time in my life and it was wonderful.

      1. Yeah! Those surprise “home alone” times are really really awesome! I am the last of four kids and the age difference between me and my immediate brother was about 7 years and with eldest sister was 11 years! So I guess I did get lots and lots of “me” time and really enjoyed it! The best part was hanging out with my siblings watching Alfred Hitchcock movies late into the night when all of us were expected to be asleep! Ofcourse the most irritating part of growing up with my siblings was not being taken seriously or being completely ignored, where in I would sulk and leave in a huff to get some “me” time :) But eventually return to join the gang, which was having fun of some kind or the other!

  7. I get the me time thing, but how sad your sister didn’t encourage you to join her. Sisters can be so mean and not realize how it affects their own “littles”. I hope you’re friends as adults.

  8. LOL I’ve tried to explain to my husband the whole “me time” thing for me getting up hours before he does in the morning on the weekends. He keeps insisting that normal people sleep in – but, it’s ME time!

  9. Nikki is the author, not Chrissy, so chances are, she was still fast asleep in her bunk bed when this exchange took place.

  10. THAT WAS HILARIOUS! I don’t know how you remember all the little details right down to the lace doily on the TV!

  11. How can I possibly say it any differently…I can’t. You. Are. Brilliant. I laughed and thought about this later after reading it. Came back to laugh again.

      1. I anticipate your posts!!!! Selfishly I wish it was every day but the work you put in to them must be tremendous!

  12. Listen. When you find a quiet hour in a house full of people, you treasure it. It’s better than finding a prize in the cereal box. Then again, if you wake up and get to the cereal box first, I discovered that often you get both!

  13. Ha! You always make me laugh out loud, when I’m not totally distracted by the sheer awesomeness of your artwork! I can so relate to this. I still need first pick of the cereals.

    1. I am the one who buys the cereal, yet I still look hopefully in the cabinet every morning for Lucky Charms. There are never any Lucky Charms. It’s complete bee spit.

      1. I hope you treated yourself to some magically delicious after your latest Freshly Pressage! Belated congrats – although, seriously, you should be up there every day :)

  14. Babe, you added so much detailing, I love the hearts on the pillow, the thread work on the bed cover, the cat, the spoon, the cover on the TV, everything about it is just fantastic! And the story is too cute :’)

  15. The TV glow in the dark is perfection. Memories of our own console TV came flooding back — we always sat on the floor or on back-jacks, always fighting for the “real estate” 2-3 feet in front of it while watching early morning cartoons, lights off, volume low. Didn’t want to wake Mom and Dad and ruin the morning!

    Only, by the time I was 7 or 8, I was making homemade blueberry pancakes for the others. To heck with cereal when THAT is served. They still have no idea how good they had it.

      1. A regular piece of furniture, it was. The TV rarely was turned off during dinner.

        Also, I just noticed you got FP’d again. Personally, I don’t know why all of your posts don’t make the cut; they’re all simply spectacular. Perhaps your awesomeness is what puts you in Staff Picks (which is way better than being FP’d, in my opinion). Congrats! You rock it.

  16. This is random, but I love the way you took the trouble to put braids on Charlotte. It’s hard to braid paper without ripping it.

  17. I just love this post (so much, I risked giving myself an index finger injury scrolling down past forty other commenters even though I have little of original value to say…) – I have three sisters (and three brothers) so I know ALL about bratty entitlement :-)

  18. Very nice! I’m a middle sister, too, and I remember time and space being precious. I had to divorce my husband to finally get a bedroom to myself!

    1. You know, it’s not unheard of for couples to sleep in separate bedrooms on most nights, and visit each other’s bedrooms when they want to be together.

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